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Dead Man on Campus (1998)

 -  Comedy  -  21 August 1998 (USA)
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Two college roommates go out and party, resulting in bad grades. They learn of the clause that says, "If your roommate dies, you get an A," and decide to find someone who is on the verge, so to speak, to move in with them.

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Cast

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Josh
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Cooper
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Rachel
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Cliff
Randy Pearlstein ...
Buckley
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Matt
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Kristin
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Zeke
Mark Carapezza ...
Hank
Jeff Tarpley ...
Jerry (as Jeff T)
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Kyle
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Kelly
Aeryk Egan ...
Pickle
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Two college roommates go out and party, resulting in bad grades. They learn of the "if your roommate dies, you get an A" clause, and decide to find someone who is "on the verge" so to speak to move in with them. Written by Christy

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Roommate Wanted...For a Limited Time Only

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language and crude sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un cadavre sur le campus  »

Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,704,688 (USA) (21 August 1998)

Gross:

$15,062,898 (USA) (20 November 1998)
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Trivia

To boost ticket sales for this film in the theater, its US release was timed with the start of the new college school year in late August 1998. See more »

Goofs

When Cooper breaks into the Admin building to steal the student records, he approaches a filing cabinet and tries to open it and says it's locked. However, the lock on the filing cabinet at the top is ejected, which is an indication that the file cabinet drawers are unlocked. If the cabinet was truly locked, the lock would have been pushed in. However, this could be deliberate - Cooper isn't exactly the brightest bulb; it's possible he just doesn't know how to properly open a file cabinet. See more »

Quotes

Josh Miller: I'm not gonna commit suicide, if that's what you're thinking.
Cooper Frederickson: Aw come on Josh, you're fucked anyway. At least this way, one of us comes out on top.
Josh Miller: Then you kill YOURself.
Cooper Frederickson: Naw, I just couldn't see that working.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, Cliff and Zeke make a final appearance. See more »

Connections

Referenced in V.C.R. (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Fried Chicken And Coffee
Written by Blaine Cartwright
Performed by Nashville Pussy
Courtesy of Amphetamine Reptile Records
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not to be taken seriously
5 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Dead Man on Campus is a movie that need not be taken too seriously. Deadman on Campus is full of stupid jokes and typical junk from any "college comedy" like this. The cast Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tom Everett Scott were excellent choices. Deadman on Campus is entertaining and fun movie for those who don't take anything too seriously.


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